Friday, November 18, 2011

Dog day afternoons

I don’t mind sharing. Mostly. Yet schnauzer space is sometimes too good to surrender. I mean, here I am after a hard day. 

I had to bark at numerous cyclists. I had to make a full circuit of the park. I eventually found that tennis ball I lost ages ago.

That is as well as keeping the humans entertained. They need me to look up balefully at them at regular intervals, just so they know that do, really, really do want a piece of their toast, or biscuit or burger or whatever. I’m not a fussy eater.

They also need me to tug on their trouser legs when they are going downstairs as otherwise the descent would be too rapid. They need me to hunt out discarded shoes, making sweeps of the area as often as I can as those shoes can hide very well and are quite sneaky about this.

So, I do all this and all I ask is to catch forty winks uninterrupted and what happens? They want to share the couch space. All of the floor space that’s empty, all of those tall chairs I never bother to sit on and they want to muscle in on my couch to watch the square thing in the corner. 

Well, paws off. 


  1. Hi isaac, I totally agree with all you've said - only humans must be slowed down when they walk up and down the hallway here (we have no steps).We pack such a lot into everyday that we need a space on the sofa - and I have mine claimed with cute blankies and my penguin pillow to lean on, as well as a few choice toys. Maybe you need to fence your portion off like I did with my stuff.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  2. Hi Isaac - I know what you mean about needing plenty of space to stretch out after a hard day - although I do like to snuggle up too - with my sisters or my humans as a nice comfy pillow! Love from Magic xx

  3. Hey Isaac - it's been such a long time since we have heard from you :-(

    To inspire you I tagged you today on my bloggie. Take up the challenge!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  4. The good thing about sharing is the Schnauzer snuggle time!

    We've signed on as followers and would love it if you can stop by for a visit sometime!

    Critter Alley

  5. you are very nice.!!!
    i come to beck.
    Sylvia und Beagle-tibi